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5 Reasons to Attend ALEAP Events

Have you heard about ALEAP? ALEAP was started to encourage the growth of entrepreneurship and small businesses in Albert Lea and Freeborn County. Here’s 5 reasons why you should attend an ALEAP Event. You want to start a business. If you have been considering starting your own business and you’re ready to make a leap…

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ALEAP embraces new entrepreneurs

This month marks the 10th Anniversary of Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov 13-19). Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators and is observed in 165 countries with 35,000 events. I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight our local network of entrepreneurs and small business owners that is collaborating and…

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ALEAP works with local entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs and small business owners support our economy by offering 47.9 percent of jobs in Minnesota at over 500,000 businesses. Entrepreneurship may be a dream of many, but it’s not always an easy road. Many of our local companies started when someone had an idea and turned that idea into a successful business. Entrepreneurship has…

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National Small Business Week

It’s National Small Business Week! Each year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the contributions of America’s small business owners and entrepreneurs. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of…

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Registration open for LEAP U: Marketing

ALEAP, in partnership with Riverland Community College, is offering a 3-night course for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The course will focus on three marketing topics; The Marketing Bridge, Digital Literacy, and Unique Selling Proposition. The course dates are March 20th, 22nd, and 23rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Riverland’s Albert Lea Campus.  The…

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ALEAP U – Upcoming Training Course

Creating a business plan is the first step toward success in your business venture. Gain the knowledge and tools you need with ALEAP U and Riverland’s five night course, “Planning for Success: Writing Your Business Plan.” Instructor Bryan Stading will focus on Success Planning, Market Planning, Operations Planning, Cash Flow Planning, and Presentation Skills. Bryan…

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